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Obituaries

This area is in memory of our members who are gone, but not forgotten.


DigiKeep is home to a strong community where members share their interests and often make lifelong friends. When a member dies we can still see the World as they saw it through their eyes, through their photographs here on DigiKeep.


This area is to detail all those whose memory lingers on here. All DigiKeep Community Supporters will be considered for an obituary here. So let us remember our great friends - who will know we are thinking of them.




 

Member name Passed Away
David Furmston 12th November 2007
Buck Buchanan 7th August 2005
Jim McNulty 1st October 2004
Jim Myers 28th July 2004
David Moore 27th June 1992





A Poem

Do not stand at my grave and weep

I am not there; I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow,

I am the diamond glints on snow,

I am the sun on ripened grain,

I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you awaken in the morning's hush

I am the swift uplifting rush

Of quiet birds in circled flight.

I am the soft stars that shine at night.

Do not stand at my grave and cry,

I am not there; I did not die.



Mary Frye, 1932.

  DAVID FURMSTON
David was found to have died while sitting at his computer in his home in Cannock, Staffordshire.

David used to be a miner and rode a motorcycle but in December 1981 that all changed when he was the victim of a hit and run driver as he walked along the road. The accident left David with his spine broken in two places, paralysed and in a wheelchair. He also suffered brain damage in the accident.

David had been a member of this community for many years, first joining back in the days when we were based on CompuServe. In 2006 David married Nadia, who is from Estonia. Together they both took part in ukexpert and uploaded family photos and forum messages and so on. Our records show David to have been 62 when he died.

Our condolences to Nadia and all David's family. We miss you David.

David's Photos | David in his wheelchair | David's marriage in 2006

  BUCK BUCHANAN
William Edgar (Buck) Buchanan III died August 7, 2005, at Mad River Hospital, Arcata, CA.

Buck had resided in Blue Lake for the past year and a half since moving from Los Angeles and Hollywood where he had spent his childhood and youth and the latter part of his career.

Buck was born April 18, 1946, in Atlanta, Georgia, and Edgar and Mildred Buchanan chose him for adoption as their son. Edgar Buchanan was a well known character actor and achieved considerable acclaim for his roles in more than a hundred films and several television series, the last of which was Petticoat Junction.

Buck was very proud of his family and his daughters and made a mass of close friends throughout his life. He was a very enthusiastic member of this community for many years. Members went to Buck's Hollywood home, and there are photos on DigiKeep of us all at and around Buck's home and the Hollywood sign.

'Buck' attended many meets and uploaded some great photographs. He was a great character, and a great member of this community. We miss you Buck.

Buck's Photos | Buck at a 2004 meet

  JIM McNULTY
Jim McNulty died on Friday 1st October 2004 after a very long fight against leukaemia.

Jim was Vice-Chairman of the Police Roll of Honour Trust before leaving to found the Scottish Police Memorial Trust and UK Care of Police Survivors (COPS) charities. He was well known internationally in this field of voluntary work and he will be missed by a great many people both here and abroad.

Jim had been a keen member of our online community for decades and ran the UKPOLICE Forum for us on CompuServe. He also ran UKPROF our UK Professionals Forum and attended our meets all over the UK and the USA

Jim was a truly wonderful man, and he helped other people in many ways. Many here have great memories of time spent with Jim and there are photos and videos on the system showing Jim and his great family. We miss you Jim.

Jim with The Pope | Jim with Santa | Jim talks to Simon Bates

  JIM MYERS
Jim Myers died from brain cancer in hospital in California USA on July 28th 2004. Jim was Business Manager at North County Times, the main newspaper in his area. This is a link to the quarter page item they put in the newspaper. They also ran two versions of Jim's obituary in their obituaries column on two other days. A lot of Jim's colleagues attended his funeral and several stood up and spoke about Jim's many qualities and how much he will be missed.

Jim, who used to be an Officer in the Merchant Navy, was lain in an open casket and later cremated, his ashes being 'buried at sea' in accordance with his wishes.

Jim leaves behind his devoted wife Pat and grown up children David and Lorraine.

There are many photos of Jim on the system, including photos he took from his 'Navy days'. We miss you Jim.

Jim's Photos | Jim in Merchant Navy

  DAVID MOORE
On June 27, 1992, David Moore died instantly when, whilst taking part in a flying display at RAF/BAe Woodford in Cheshire, his Spitfire RM689 hit the runway and burst into flames after failing to pull out of a loop.

Film of the accident indicates that the aircraft was straight and level with the nose slightly raised at the moment of impact but still descending fairly rapidly.

David had flown for the RAF and had landed on aircraft carriers in the dark, so it is surprising and sad that he died at an airshow. David's day to day work was flying the Rolls Royce executive jet around the World and the Spitfire David flew at air shows was also owned by Rolls Royce. He had been the pilot of RM689 since 1982 and the aircraft is reportedly being slowly restored.

David was a great member of this community over a long period and we even held one of the Summer BBQ meets in his garden near Gloucester. He had a young family, and his unexpected death was quite a shock. David attended many meets and was seen as a great friend by dozens and dozens of members who had met him. Just weeks before the accident we held a meet at an airshow where he was flying and many of us sat in the Spitfire that was later to crash.

Photographs of David, the Spitfire, and also video showing David at a meet are all available here on DigiKeep. We miss you David.

Video including David, at a shooting meet | David with Spitfire